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Welcome!

Welcome to the Roseland Free Public Library website! We are continuously working to update and include all the information you are looking for. Check back often for new events and information. Also, be sure to look at our pages and calendars for Children, Teens, Adults, Wellness, and Friends of the Library for extra events that may not appear on our home page.

To register for an event online, go to Event Registration on the right of our homepage.
Need more information? Call us at 973-226-8636.


UPDATED HOURSMONDAY-THURSDAY 9 AM-8 PM*  FRIDAY 9 AM-5 PM  SATURDAY 10 AM-3 PM

*MONDAY-THURSDAY 5-8 PM CURBSIDE SERVICE ONLY



 


News & Announcements
Library Closed for MLK's Birthday
The library will be closed on Monday, January 18, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday.
Special Story Time for MLK Day
The library may be closed on Monday, January 18, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, but you can still listen to Ms. Lauren read a story about the legendary civil rights activist. Tune in to our Facebook page at 10 am or visit the Children's tab of our website to follow along from home.
Work the Controls of our Train Exhibit!
Exciting news! Not only is our Holiday Train Exhibit extended through Saturday, January 30, but it is now INTERACTIVE! Kids can work the controls and enjoy making the trains move along the quaint light-up villages. View safely through the glass windows of our Quiet Room. Controls are sanitized after every use. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - please call 973-226-8636 to reserve a half-hour time slot. Only one family per time slot permitted. Thank you to the Friends for once again hosting this beloved exhibit!
New Library Health & Wellness Website
Check out the library's new health and wellness website for an enriching dose of inspiration, recipes, fitness information, and other healthy initiatives to help steer you on the path to wellness. Website link is provided.
Online Grief Support Meetings Now on Tuesdays
Our grief support group, The Next Chapter, offers an informal setting for connecting with others who can relate, and we are now offering socially distant meetings through Zoom. Upcoming meetings: Tuesdays, January 19 & 26 at 7 pm. Registration link is provided.
Winter Wellness Classes
Check out our Winter Wellness class lineup! Mondays through March 1: Iyengar Yoga at 7 pm, Tuesdays through March 2: Sit, Stand & Be Fit at 7 pm; Wednesdays through March 3: Chair Yoga at 2 pm. All classes are conducted on Zoom. Find registration and other details on our Adult or Wellness tabs.
DEB (Diet-Exercise-Balance) Talk
Certified fitness professional Debra Hanoka will share her tips for adopting/maintaining positive lifestyle habits through exercise, a healthy diet, and stress management. A "DEB" (Diet-Exercise-Balance) talk will immediately follow Debra's Sit, Stand & Be Fit classes on February 2 and begin around 7:30 pm.
Winter T'ai Chi Chih
The winter session of T'ai Chi Chih with accredited instructor Lee Bergman will run on Tuesdays from January 12 to March 16 at 11 am on Zoom. Cost is $5 per class. Check our Adult or Wellness tabs for registration details. Special accommodations available for beginning students.
Virtual Guided Meditation
Thursday, January 21, at 7 pm: Tune in to a virtual guided meditation class with Amy Rutledge. RSVP required - more details on the Adult or Wellness tabs of library website.
Updated Schedule
In response to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, our Monday-Thursday hours are now 9 am-5 pm, with only curbside pickup available 5-8 pm on those days. The rest of the week will remain the same: Friday 9 am-5 pm and Saturday 10 am-3 pm.
Self Check Out Is Here
Were excited to announce that we now have a self-checkout station. Its easy to use, and staff are available to help you if needed. Try it out today!
Limited Work and Study Spaces Now Open
There is now limited seating available for working or studying at the library. We are still not allowing tutoring at this time, but individuals may work at designated tables. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. There is a one-hour time limit on computer use, but no time limit on study tables.
REOPENING: Phase 2 Underway
In addition to our curbside and homebound delivery services, we are permitting a maximum of 25 people inside the library at once. Patrons may use our computers and browse our collections, but no gathering in groups. No more than 4 people in the computer room at once, and computer use will be limited to 1 hour. All patrons must wear masks, with nose and mouth completely covered. Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Please maintain appropriate social distance (at least 6 feet) from other patrons and staff.
Curbside Pickup Service
Curbside Pickup is available! To arrange, call 973-226-8636 or visit www.bccls.org. Let us know once you arrive at the library, and we will deliver your materials to your car.
No Book Donations, Please
Although we normally appreciate and accept your donations, we are not taking book donations at this time, so please refrain from brining donation items to the library until further notice.
Vox Books Are Here
We are excited to offer "talking" Vox Books to our young patrons! Learn more about these great children's books here!
Electronic Resources
Your library card is still your ticket to many places by giving you access to our electronic resources. Click on the Technology tab and look through the E-Resources menu on this home page.
Homebound Delivery Service
Stuck at home with an injury or other situation that makes getting to the library impossible? Try our Homebound Delivery Service! Call the library at 973-226-8636 and arrange to have your items delivered to your home! PLEASE NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS FOR ROSELAND FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY PATRONS WHO ARE ROSELAND RESIDENTS ONLY.
Museum Pass Program
Patrons may borrow our museum passes! Please call participating museums to check hours/if they are open. Check our Museums tab for more details.
Pay Your Fines Online
Roseland Free Public Library patrons can now pay any library fines online! Just go to www.bccls.org > My Account > Fines & Fees
Make the Most of HOOPLA
HOOPLA is back for our patrons! Go to www.hoopladigital.com and enter your library card information to download free music, movies, television programs, audiobooks, and ebooks with no late fees. Please note: each patron is entitled to any EIGHT downloads per month.
Leveled Reading List Books Available
Noecker Kids & Parents: We now have a list of books available at the library for the leveled reading system used at Noecker Elementary School. All you have to do is inquire at the Circulation Desk, and you can see a list of books at your child's current level that we have available.
Mobile Hotspots Available
Mobile Hotspots are now available for our patrons who are Roseland residents! Available to patrons 18 or older with a valid driver's license and valid Roseland Free Public Library card. Each hotspot provides internet access for up to 10 devices. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and the loan period is 14 days. There will be a $5 per day late fee and $100 replacement fee if lost.


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Staff Pics
BCCLS How-To Video
Thank you to a local family, The Wohltmanns, for putting together this instructional video on navigating the BCCLS website. We hope our patrons find it helpful!
Book Club Pick
Our first pick for 2021 is perfect for "news junkies" who love following politics and discussing social issues.